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September 16, 2016, 6:09 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton answered six questions from reporters on Thursday, two of them dealing with when she told her running mate that she had pneumonia. Kaine has not said when he learned she was ill, but apparently it was not on Friday when she says she was diagnosed.
September 16, 2016, 5:31 AM EDT
Speaking in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Hillary Clinton discussed her time-out from the campaign trail, a pause forced by her pneumonia diagnosis.
September 15, 2016, 9:16 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry, hosting an "Our Ocean" conference at the State Department on Thursday, thanked actor Ted Danson (of "Cheers" fame) for introducing him, noting that Danson has "had a passion for the ocean" for years.
September 15, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world's oceans, beginning today, and it's expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas -- one off the coast of New England -- as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags.
September 15, 2016, 6:01 AM EDT
The U.S. State Department has set a goal of admitting 110,000 refugees to the United States in Fiscal 2017, a 29.4 percent increase from the FY 2016 target of 85,000, “but at this point, no country-specific targets have been set,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday.
September 14, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Ash Carter went to Silicon Valley on Tuesday as part of his ongoing effort to "build bridges" between the military and technology experts.
September 14, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
While predicting the outcome of various races, Reid said an illegal alien friend of his is "more of a Nevadan" than the Republican U.S. senator from that state.
September 14, 2016, 7:03 AM EDT
A State Department spokesman told reporters on Tuesday that "disturbing" actions by Iran -- including confrontations at sea and threats to shoot down U.S. planes -- "needlessly escalate tensions."
September 14, 2016, 5:57 AM EDT
Republican Donald Trump says both the federal government and private industry should be helping working parents and even stay-at-home parents care for their children.
September 13, 2016, 12:01 PM EDT
Mark Morgan, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol, told Congress on Tuesday that in his first few months on the job, he's learned that the men and women who carry out the "never-ending mission" often do so at personal risk to themselves.
September 13, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
Why didn't Hillary Clinton just say she had pneumonia on Friday, the day she says her doctor diagnosed it? Why keep it secret, CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Clinton in a telephone interview Monday night.
September 13, 2016, 6:23 AM EDT
The chairman of the House Oversight committee on Monday said the FBI must produce its full investigative file on Hillary Clinton's use of a personal server and email address to the United States Congress. "What information do you believe that Congress does not have the right to see?" Chaffetz asked Jason Herring, the acting assistant FBI director for congressional affairs. 
September 12, 2016, 8:20 AM EDT
CIA Director John Brennan (AP File Photo)(CNSNews.com) - "Should we think of Russia as an adversary?" John Dickerson, host of CBS's "Face the Nation," asked CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday.
September 12, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT
"We're trying to be as careful as a surgeon's scalpel in terms of taking out the cancer of these terrorist organizations. We have to make sure, though, that we're not going to damage the surrounding tissue," he said.
September 12, 2016, 6:15 AM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he "just recently" asked the Border Patrol "to focus" on illegal immigrants coming from "other hemispheres," including the Middle East.
September 9, 2016, 10:18 AM EDT
"How many terrorist attacks do you think we will suffer in the United States in the next year?" journalist and author Steven Brill asked the former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and current Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday.
September 9, 2016, 6:35 AM EDT
Their arrival suggests that the battle to retake Mosul will happen soon, and reporters pressed for a timeline at Thursday's Pentagon briefing.
September 9, 2016, 5:02 AM EDT
President Obama, speaking at his final news conference in Laos on Thursday, said his approach to North Korea is "to not reward bad behavior," but he also admitted that approach isn't working because Pyongyang "has continued to engage in the development of their nuclear program."
September 8, 2016, 10:19 AM EDT
"There are ways of talking about the drone program--" Clinton told Matt Lauer Wednesday night at a candidates' forum in New York.
September 8, 2016, 8:31 AM EDT
A moment of stunned silence on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" set this morning, when Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asked, "What is Aleppo?" He really didn't know.